Ports America operates the only container terminal at the Port of Tampa. Florida has a large consumer population that is serviced by eleven ports around the Florida coast. These ports provide several options for shipping companies to bring their cargo to market. Ports America’s Tampa facility is the only major container port on the gulf side of Florida. It is strategically located to service the third largest city in Florida. With the widening of the Panama Canal, larger ships are being used to bring cargo to Florida. This has driven a need for larger cranes. Ports America needed to upsize to larger cranes if they were going to stay competitive in the market.